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Published on : Thursday, April 21, 2016
The inaugural International Women’s Golf Day (WGD) will be celebrated around the world on Tuesday June 7, 2016. Between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm, this first of-its-kind global growth of the game event, will welcome women and girls to golf facilities where they will be introduced to the game in a welcoming and spirited environment. The event also encourages existing female golf enthusiasts to attend and tee it up for nine holes of late afternoon scramble-format golf.
International Women’s Golf Day was started by a dedicated group of golf industry veterans that are volunteering their expertise in various verticals and working together to deliver a similar experience to women and girls around the world. The four-hour experience consists of two hours of golf and two hours of socializing. From 4 to 6pm the participant will have the option of two hours of lessons consisting of driving, chipping and putting or an on-course 9-hole experience. From 6-8pm WGD attendees will participate in a celebratory gathering that’s all about socializing, networking, inspirational speakers, learning about various options to play golf and making quality connections through golf.
“We are inviting all golf clubs, retail locations and golf facilities to participate in this event to engage and encourage women and girls to play golf,” said WGD Founder Elisa Gaudet.
“Women are enormous economic influencers and it is important that they have a positive experience around golf weather that means taking up the game themselves or encouraging and supporting their family members to play.
Women’s Golf Day is an opportunity for golf facilities to host a women-welcoming event that works for women in their community as well as for their facility. We encourage every golf facility in the U.S. and abroad to be leaders in women’s golf by registering their facility today as an official Women’s Golf Day venue. There is no charge to the facility and lots of upside and community engagement for private clubs, semi and muni.” she continued.
“Everyone working on WGD has been amazed by the positive reception the program received and that it was embraced internationally so fast. The prestigious Waterville Golf Links, Ireland established in 1889, was the first course in Europe to sign up for the event. This was quickly followed by a number of Irish courses including Galway Bay Golf Resort, Twin Oaks Championship Course at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort, Co. Kildare and the historic Balcarrick Golf Club in Dublin. Numerous courses around the world have now signed up to participate including Anchorage G C in Anchorage Alaska, Punta Borinquen in Puerto Rico, Turtle Hill in Bermuda, Atlantic Beach Golf Club in Cape Town, South Africa and several courses in Canada and England.
The global initiative has the support and participation of numerous management companies, retailers, golf organizations and dedicated industry leaders that have helped to create the initiative and promote it.
While courses can sign up any time before June 7th we highly recommend they register by the end of April.